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The Invention of the Narco in Mexico
Wednesday, March 08, 2023, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

The Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice and the English Department presents a talk with Oswaldo Zavala of the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center, CUNY.

His talk, "The Invention of the Narco in Mexico," will explore how official narratives about the drug trade have created a pervasive mythology that dominates most cultural products about Mexican "narcos" These narratives ultimately legitimize the violent transnational security policies that have resulted in over 400,000 killings and more than 100,000 forced disappearances since the "drug war" militarization strategy began in 2006.

Bio: Oswaldo Zavala is a Professor of contemporary Latin American literature and culture at the College of Staten Island and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He has authored and co-edited seven books, most recently La querra en las palabras. Una historia intelectual del "narco" (1975-2020) (2022). He has also published more than 50 articles on contemporary Latin American narrative, the U.S.-Mexico border, and the link between violence, culture, and late capitalism.

Flyer Narco Oswa

Location Murray Hall (302)